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This year we have Golden Earthworm Vegetable Shares, Briermere Fruit Shares and this year we are partnering with Said Atiq and Sali Artisans to offer olive oil, amandou (nut butter) and Morrocan spice options.

As in previous years, our vegetable distributions will be from 5:30pm – 8:15pm every Thursday at St. Mark’s Church for 26 weeks starting on May 28th ending on November 19th

The fruit share will run for 16-20 deliveries, starting at the end of June/beginning of July, depending on when the fruit is ripe.

Sign up up here!

Can you think of anything better than summer produce right now? Believe it or not, we’ll be opening up registration for our ninth season in the next few weeks.

Check back soon for details. You can email us at farmspot@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list,  follow this blog, or check our facebook page for updates.

Vegetable Share
There will be a delivery this week, however, due to the storm the vegetables will not be washed.
Thank you for understanding. Check The Golden Earthworm newsletter for updates about what’s in the share.

Fruit Share
Finished for the season

Herb Share
Finished for the season

A Note on the final deliveries of the season 
This is just a quick reminder about the final delivery of the season. There will be no delivery on Thursday, November 22 because it is Thanksgiving day. So we will skip that week and make your final delivery the following Thursday, November 29th. The delivery you receive on Thursday, November 15 (the week before Thanksgiving) will be the holiday share, as it will include special items that members may want to cook for their holiday meal.

Want to Join the Farm Spot Core Group?
We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to start for this winter season. This is a rare opportunity! If you are organized and love our CSA. Reply to this e-mail us and let us know!


Pick up your fruit and vegetable shares this Thursday from 5:30-8:15pm at St. Marks.

Vegetable Share
Strawberries – 1 quart
Rhubarb – 1 bunch
Arugula – 1 bag
Baby Bok Choi – 1 bunch
Red Kale – 1 bunch
Japanese Salad Turnips – 1 bunch

Fruit Share
Strawberries

Milk Not Jails
Will have samples and will be signing people up!

Welcome to our 7th Season of bringing organic, local, sustainably farmed vegetables and fruit to Jackson Heights!

The details:
26 weeks, starting Thursday, May 31, 2011.
Distribution will be Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:15 pm

Vegetable Share – $574.60
Fruit Share – $180.50
Herb – $51.84
Subsidized Vegetable A – $374.92
Subsidized Vegetable B – $224.90 (wait list only)

Registration is closed for the 20012 season.

We are now open for registration for returning members for Farm Spot Summer 2012. The first 60 shares to sign up will only be required to do 2 hours of volunteering (instead of 4)! Members should have received an e-mail with sign-up instructions. Registration for new members will open February 15th, so check back then for instructions. Or to be added to our mailing list, e-mail us at farmspot@gmail.com.

The details:
26 weeks, starting Thursday, May 31, 2011.
Distribution will be Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:15 pm

Vegetable Share – $555.10
Fruit Share – $173.09
Herb – $51.84
Subsidized Vegetable A – $374.92
Subsidized Vegetable B – $224.90

There will be no garlic share this year.
A plum tomato share will be offered by the farm directly to CSA members once the season has started.

Composting will be offered again and we will be working to bring vendors back to our distribution. If you have any thoughts about possible vendors email us back and let us know!

This is our 6th Season of bringing organic, local, sustainably farmed vegetables and fruit to Jackson Heights and we have some exciting improvements:

• Improved registration: We are using on-line registration software that will greatly streamline the sign-up process.
You will now be able to use a secure site to make a direct payment to Farm Spot, eliminating the need to mail in a check and wait for it to be manually processed. You’ll get a receipt of payment and confirmation that you are enrolled right away.  (Just a note on pricing: The pricing is a little wonky this year because the new software calculated the total price based on a weekly breakdown and that’s why the total share prices are not rounded off.) Click here to register.

• If you would like to make a donation to our subsidized share program. Once your registration is complete, you’ll see an option “Make Payment”.  If you click on this, you can enter any amount that you’d like to donate to the subsidized share program.  Or, you can click here to dontate.

• New Web Site: We have launched a new web site and blog to keep you up-to-date on Farm Spot news and events.
It includes the “Green Queens” tab, a compilation of green resources in Queens and a “Recipes” section under  “Veggie Tips,”where we invite you to submit your own recipes. If you would like to automatically receive updates from us each time we post, go to our web site and enter your e-mail address at the bottom of the page, where it says “subscribe to this blog.”

• New Subsidized Share Guidelines (SOLD OUT). Farm Spot remains committed to making our CSA financially accessible to our neighbors, and we are once again able to offer 15 subsidized shares for the upcoming season. The subsidies are funded by your fellow Farm Spot members. This year we’ve made some changes to the qualifications to increase access for people needing more financial assistance, so please read the guidelines carefully before submitting your registration. SOLD OUT: Please email farmspot@gmail.com to be put on a waiting list. Click here for details.

• Pick Up Time. Pick up will now be from 5:30 to 8:15pm due to changes in our lease with St. Marks Church.

Thank you all for making Farm Spot a great part of Jackson Heights! Please let us know if you have any questions about the application process at farmspot@gmail.com.

Farm Spot has some exciting improvements in store this year. You will notice we have launched our new web site and blog. We have added lots of new information, including the “Green Queens” tab, a compilation of green resources in Queens. We have also added a “Recipes” section under “Veggie Tips,”where we invite you to submit your own recipes.

And the home page will be updated regularly with the latest information. If you would like to automatically receive updates from us each time we post, enter your e-mail address at the bottom of this page, where it says “subscribe to this blog.”

We are also very excited about our new registration software, which will greatly streamline the process for all members.

Registration for the summer 2011 season will begin soon for existing members, so look for an announcement from us soon!